Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
The Professional Voice of Pharmacy
Ko te reo karanga o te roopu Kaitiaki Rongoa

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is a professional membership based association representing the pharmacy profession.

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Friday Newsroom Latest Edition

14 Sep 2018

Read the latest weekly news from Society. (PSNZ Login required)

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Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) announces the new “Sir Graeme Douglas Leadership Award”

18 May 2018

This award recognises the encouragement and mentorship given to young pharmacists by Sir Graeme Douglas during his lifetime. Sir Graeme was a Gold Medallist and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society.

This is an annual award open to individual pharmacist members who have been registered for 10 years or less and who can show outstanding potential as future leaders in the profession.

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Pertussis/Whooping Cough - On Demand

There has been a gradual increase in the number of pertussis cases reported with approximately 120 cases per month in 2017.

Pertussis is a highly infectious disease that is spread by coughing and sneezing. Young babies are at the highest risk and the main focus is on protecting them.

Join this course to learn about the clinical features of pertussis including different presentations in the newborn, during childhood and in the adult, complications of pertussis, preventative measures available and treatment options for managing patients with pertussis.

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Substance Impaired Driving - On Demand

We all know about the risks of driving while drinking alcohol or taking illegal substances while driving. However prescription medication can also affect a persons ability to drive safely. Many people are not aware of the risks associated with driving while on prescription medication such as analgesics, antidepressants, antihistamines, heart medication e.g. beta blockers, anti-epileptics and anti-psychotics.

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Latest Events

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Oct

A changing treatment landscape? Current use of biologics in Rheumatology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology Programme

Biologics, also known as biologic therapies or biologic response modifiers, have become an important part of modern healthcare. Join this 9 week programme (start date 1 October 2018) to learn about the development of biologics, their efficacy, common adverse effects, monitoring, initiating these agents and more!

Dr Rebecca Grainger (Rheumatologist), Dr Stephen Inns (Gastroenterologist) and Dr Gerhard Eichhoff (Dermatologist) will each discuss in detail the use of biologics in their respective specialty field.

Remember this Programme can form part of your Group 3 goal on this topic!

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08
Oct

Impact of Gut Microflora and Effects on Health - Live Webinar

We all know it is good to have a healthy gut but what is a healthy gut and why is it important?

Join this live webinar to learn about gut microbiome including how we acquire our gut microbiota, factors that affect the composition and their metabolic activity, the benefits of a healthy microbiota and what they do for our health. The links to health and disease such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, minor infections and treatment with prebiotics and probiotics will also be discussed.

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